Accident at Picton


1996-08-02: The student pilot of the Schweizer SGS 2-33A glider was on his third solo flight of the day. approaching the airport, the pilot was losing altitude by side-slipping with the spoilers extended. On final approach the pilot encountered an area of sinking air. With the spoilers retracted, the glider was descending in excess of 500 feet per minute. When it became apparent that the glider would not reach the runway, the pilot intentionally landed the aircraft in an area of cedar bushes. The glider was substantially damaged but the pilot was uninjured. From a TSB Initial Notification (#A96O0131).


CADORS Number 1996O0299
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-07-29 - 07:05
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Picton
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Glider
 Silhouette image of Glider
Canadian Registration GIIB | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Private
Model SGS 2 33A
Year Built 1985
Engine Type None
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Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - other,Forced landing

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